Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 16, 2018
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Monday July 16 Interims: Bank of America, BlackRock, Netflix Trading Update: Total Tuesday July 17 Final: Walker Crisps Interims: Goldman Sacs, Johnson & Johnson Trading Updates: Royal Mail, Galliford Try, Dairy Crest, TalkTalk Economic announcement: Employment data (May) Wednesday July 18 Interims: easyJet, Electrolux, Novartis, ASML, American Express, Morgan...

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The LAST WORD: Louise Mitchell, CEO, Bristol Music Trust

July 13, 2018
The LAST WORD: Louise Mitchell, CEO, Bristol Music Trust

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Louise Mitchell, CEO of Bristol Music Trust, which runs Colston Hall, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Darkest Hour. I’m not...

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Second cohort of innovators selected for Oracle’s Bristol Startup Cloud Accelerator

July 13, 2018
Second cohort of innovators selected for Oracle’s Bristol Startup Cloud Accelerator

A diverse group of five fledgling firms in areas ranging from artificial intelligence (AI) to video collaboration and vertical farms has been selected to take part in the second Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator programme in Bristol. The six-month programme provides enriching, collaborative partnerships to take high-potential cloud-based innovators to...

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Burges Salmon sparks interest in legal careers among young people with work experience programme

July 13, 2018
Burges Salmon sparks interest in legal careers among young people with work experience programme

Burges Salmon, the Bristol-based law firm, has run its Bright Sparks work experience programme for the sixth consecutive year – increasing the intake this time from 24 to 28 students. Bright Sparks, which is for young people aged 15 to 17, forms part of the firm’s commitment to PRIME...

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Call goes out to engineers to help nurture Bristol’s next generation of tech innovators

July 13, 2018
Call goes out to engineers to help nurture Bristol’s next generation of tech innovators

DigiLocal, the Bristol organisation supporting communities in running tech clubs for their young people, is seeking engineers to support the design of project guides for its clubs and workshops. DigiLocal support 16 clubs across 12 communities aimed at eight to 14 year olds who do not have traditional access...

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Halo effect of creative hub means there’s no space left in HERE

July 13, 2018
Halo effect of creative hub means there’s no space left in HERE

Creative and tech workspace in one of Bristol’s most iconic commercial buildings is now fully occupied following the arrival of its latest tenant. Branding agency Halo’s move into HERE – the former HTV West studio and HQ on Bath Road – has left the building’s asset managers Ashville operating...

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Sound advice from Womble Bond Dickinson Bristol team secures loudspeaker firm’s MBO

July 13, 2018
Sound advice from Womble Bond Dickinson Bristol team secures loudspeaker firm’s MBO

The Bristol office of transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has continued its lead role in the professional audio equipment sector by advising on the management buyout of a high-performance loudspeaker system firm. Buckinghamshire-based Marti Audio specialises in the design and manufacture of high-performance loudspeaker systems for music...

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Bristol in starring role again as ‘emotionally charged’ drama returns to TV

July 13, 2018
Bristol in starring role again as ‘emotionally charged’ drama returns to TV

Another critically acclaimed made-in-Bristol TV drama returns to the small screen this weekend after filming in the city earlier this year. The first two series of ITV’s Unforgotten proved hugely successful with viewers and critics alike, the second receiving an average consolidated viewing figure of over 6m with a...

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Clarke Willmott advises Swedish group on takeover of UK humidifier firm

July 13, 2018
Clarke Willmott advises Swedish group on takeover of UK humidifier firm

Bristol-based lawyers at national law firm Clarke Willmott have worked on the cross-border acquisition of UK humidifier company Humi-Tech Services by Swedish group Munters. The deal will expand Munters’ presence in the UK – one of more than 30 countries in which it operates. The firm, which was founded...

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